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Choosing A Good Nursing Home

March 20, 2020

Choosing A Good Nursing Home When making the decision to move a loved one into a nursing home there are many questions and it can become overwhelming! There are some basic questions you can ask and signs to look for…

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November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

March 20, 2020

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s; today, the number of people with the disease has soared…

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November is National Hospice Palliative Care Month

March 20, 2020

November is National Hospice Palliative Care Month – This years’ theme is “Hospice Helps Everyone” and that is truly what hospice does, it helps everyone, from the patient to the family, and help every step of the way. In 1992,…

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How General Anesthesia Can Affect an Elder’s Mind

March 20, 2020

How General Anesthesia Can Affect an Elder’s Mind As we get older our bodies become weaker or problems arise and more likely than not you will need to have surgery and will require general anesthesia. As we age the way…

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Medication Management Tips That Could Save Your Life

March 20, 2020

Medication Management Tips That Could Save Your Life According to the American Academy of Family Physicians: “The statistics on medication usage among elderly patients in the US are eye-opening: more than one-third of prescriptions drugs used in the US are…

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Eye Health for Seniors

March 20, 2020

Eye Health Risks for Seniors to Know As we age, certain health issues can become more and more prominent, meaning we have to stay consistent about medical check-ups and taking good care of ourselves. One area in particular that becomes…

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How to Prepare to Age Alone

March 20, 2020

How to Prepare to Age Alone According to a 2012 study in The Gerontologist, about one-third of 45- to 63-year-olds are single, most of who never married or are divorced. That's a whopping 50 percent increase since 1980, the study…

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When Assisted Living Isn’t Enough

March 20, 2020

When Assisted Living Isn’t Enough You and your family may be beyond frustrated and sad about your aging loved one’s situation, and you may think you have no options. However, the truth is that there’s always something that can be…

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Holidays and Depression

March 20, 2020

Holidays and Depression The holiday season is a time of joy, laughter, family gatherings, and wonderful memories, created and remembered. However, not everyone enjoys this time of year, for some it actually causes depression. For many individuals, and most especially…

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